SSC Seminar Series

SSC Seminar Series: Rob Heynen, Department of Communication Studies, York University

Title: TBA

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


Abstract:

TBA


About the speaker:

Professor Heynen’s research interests are in surveillance studies, radical culture and politics, theories of media and culture, media history (in particular early photography and film), and the politics of the body. His earlier work focused especially on the radical culture of the Weimar period in Germany,...

SSC Seminar Series: Derya Gungor, PhD, Department of Sociology, Queen's University

Family Medicine Professionals: Agents of the Turkish Patriarchal Surveillance State

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


Abstract:

The current Turkish Family Medicine Model (FMM) has a specific mandate to monitor pregnant women supposedly to improve maternal and infant health indicators. The pregnancy-monitoring mandate is regulated through official employment contracts with family physicians and midwives/nurses that assign performance-based incentives and...

SSC Seminar Series: Jonathan Coutinho, Pauline Gaprielian and Susan Boehnke, Joint Seminar with Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen's University

Current Practices and Future Potential of Neurotechnologies' Role in Society

Wednesday, January 8, 2020


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


Abstract:

The rapid advancements in neuroscience and neurotechnologies have led to concerns regarding human privacy and security. Although primarily developed for specialized research and clinical purposes, neurotechnology is now widely available for personal and commercial usage. There is an increasing demand for biofeedback for...

SSC Seminar Series: Raziel Miranda (Visiting PhD Candidate, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU))

Beyond the surveillance society? Accountability dilemmas, possibilities, and promises in contemporary paths

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

12:30 - 2:00pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411

Abstract:

Accountability is one of the core values of politics, and can be related to responsibility, transparency, and especially to legitimacy. In this presentation, I will address the relationship between surveillance and accountability in two areas: intelligence agencies and personal data networks....

SSC Seminar Series: Debra Mackinnon (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary)

Mundane Surveillance: Tracking Mobile Applications and Urban Accounting in Canadian Business Improvement Areas

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

12:30 - 2:00pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

In response to splintering streetscapes and in order to remain relevant amidst “smart cities” and “urban big data”, Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) have moved away from clipboards and ledgers, to become early adopters of smarter urban technologies. Initially, BIAs began using social...

SSC Seminar Series: Xiaodan Zhu (Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) Joint Seminar with Ingenuity Labs

Deep Learning for Social Media Analytics: Developing Algorithms for Sentiment, Emotion, and Stance Analysis

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


12:30 – 2:00 pm


Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Abstract:


Automatically detecting sentiment, emotion, and stance expressed in tweets, blogs, product reviews, and SMS messages has attracted extensive interest from both academia and industry. It has a number of applications, including: tracking sentiment towards events, politicians, products, and service;...

SSC Seminar Series: Virginia Eubanks (Associate Professor, Political Science, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA)

iZombie: How Digital Debt Collection Drives Perpetual Poverty

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

12:30 - 2:00pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall D216

Abstract:

In 2018’s Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigated the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people. In it, she argues that new high-tech tools in public services in the United States divert the poor from public resources, classify...

SSC Seminar Series: Karen Rees-Milton (School of Applied Science and Computing, St. Lawrence College)

Laboratory Information Management: The Possibilities of Ethical Data Systems and Algorithm

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


12 – 1 pm
 NOTE TIME

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

The first portion of the seminar consists of an in-depth presentation of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software application, including the number of iterative phases in the SDLC: inception, requirements analysis,...

SSC Seminar Series: Cynthia Khoo (Research Fellow, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto)

Uninstalling Fear: What Can the Law Do about Stalkerware Surveillance and Abuse

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

Stalkerware is a form of mobile spyware app that is closely tied to intimate partner abuse, and is widely available, affordable, and easily purchased online. Often, such apps are branded as "child safety" or "employee monitoring" apps, though sometimes they...

SSC Seminar Series: Research Round-up

Research Round-up

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

The aim of the SSC Research Round-up is to give everyone the opportunity to welcome new and returning students, staff and faculty and update each other on recent and ongoing research as it relates to surveillance studies. Please come prepared to discuss your current work!

Pizza Provided!

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